Monday, March 31, 2014

Macadamia Nut Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall of 15-Count Boxes of Chocolate Chunk LUNA® Bars Due to Package Mislabeling

Clif Bar & Company is initiating a voluntary recall today of a small amount of 15-count boxes of Chocolate Chunk LUNA® Bars that were shipped to limited stores nationwide. These 15-count boxes include Chocolate Chunk LUNA® Bars made with macadamia nut butter, but the wrappers do not include macadamia nuts in the ingredient list or allergen statement. The wrappers do contain advisory allergen labeling, which states that the product may contain traces of other tree nuts.

For a UPC code and "Best By" dates, visit the FDA website. No other LUNA Bar products, pack sizes, flavors or 'Best By' date codes are affected. 


BBM Chocolate Distributors, Ltd. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in "CHOCOLAT Alprose 52% CACAO PREMIUM DARK CHOCOLATE, Alprose Swiss Chocolate Dark Chocolate and CHOCOLAT Alprose NAPOLITAINS SWITZERLAND”

BBM Chocolate Distributors, Ltd. of Brooklyn, NY is recalling “all lots” of CHOCOLAT Alprose 52% CACAO PREMIUM DARK CHOCOLATE, Alprose Swiss Chocolate Dark Chocolate and CHOCOLAT Alprose Napolitains because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The three chocolate products were distributed nationwide to retail stores from January 2013 through March 2014. For a complete description of products and UPC codes, visit the FDA website. 

Oscar’s Smokehouse, Inc. Recalls “Eleven Varieties (11) Of Cheese Spreads” Because of Possible Health Risk

Oscars Smokehouse Inc. of Warrensburg, New York is recalling eleven (11) of its 7-oz. “CHEESE SPREADS” varieties marked with 3 digit lot numbers ranging from” 719-959” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes:


  • JALAPENO PEPPER CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS.
  • CHEDDAR SPREAD & BLUE CHEESE, NET WT 7 OZS. 
  • CHAMPAGNE CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS. 
  • GARLIC CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS. 
  • PORT WINE CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS. -TANGY HORSERADISH CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS. 
  • PLAIN CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS. 
  • “MORE THAN” CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS. 
  • HICKORY SMOKED CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS. 
  • BACON & HORSERADISH CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS. 
  • BACON CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS.
The recalled products were distributed nationwide through mail order sales, wholesale sales and one retail store between 3/21/2013 to 3/21/2014. Visit the FDA website for complete information.


FSIS Issues Public Health Alert For Processed Egg Products Unfit For Human Consumption

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert because Nutriom LLC, a Lacey, Wash. establishment, declined to expand its Feb. 15, 2014 recall to include an additional 118,541 pounds of processed egg products for which there is reason to conclude that they are unfit for human consumption.

The dried egg products were produced from May 2013 through January 2014. These products were shipped nationwide and to U.S. military installations in the United States and abroad, and to Mexico. For a list of products and LOT codes included in this recall, visit the FSIS website.

Parkers Farm Acquisition, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall of Products Due to Listeria Contamination

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is alerting consumers to avoid eating certain peanut butter, cheese, salsa, and spreads produced by Parkers Farm Acquisition, LLC of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, after state agriculture department product sampling determined some of the finished products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

The products are distributed nationwide under the Parkers Farm, Parkers, Happy Farms, Central Markets, Hy-Top, Amish Classic, Say Cheez, Win Schuler, and Bucky Badger labels. These products were sold at several retail stores including but not limited to Hy-Vee, Cub, Rainbow, Byerly’s, Lunds, Target, Whole Foods, Price Chopper, Nash Finch, Costco, ALDI, Wal-Mart, and Brookshire stores.

Some of the products included in this recall are:

  • 16-ounce Parkers peanut butter in square plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including creamy, crunchy, honey creamy and honey crunchy varieties.
  • 8-ounce and 16-ounce Parkers cold pack cheese in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including sharp cheddar, bacon, onion, smoked cheddar, Swiss almond, horseradish, garlic, port wine, and “Swiss & cheddar” varieties.
  • 16-ounce Parkers salsa in round plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including hot, mild, garlic, and fire-roasted varieties.
  • 12-ounce Parkers spreads in round or square plastic containers (tub with snap-on lid), including jalapeƱo and pimento varieties.
  • 10-ounce Parkers cheese balls or logs (plastic overwrap), including sharp cheddar, port wine, ranch, and “smokey bacon” varieties.
  • And many more products.
For a complete list of products and "SELL BY DATES" visit the FDA website.

Helados La Tapatia, Inc. Recalls Products Because of Possible Health Risk

Helados La Tapatia, Inc., of Fresno, California, is voluntarily recalling all ice cream products, popsicles, fruit bars/cups and bolis due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.

The products were distributed in Arizona, California, Nevada, Washington, Guam and Canada in retail stores. The products are sold under the brand names of Helados La Tapatia and Icesations. For complete information regarding this recall visit the FDA website.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Fannie May Issues a Voluntary Recall of 89.08 Cases of 14.0 oz. Spring Wrapped Assorted Chocolate Box Due to Undeclared Peanuts

Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc. (“Fannie May”) is recalling 89.08 cases of its 14.0 oz., rectangle box of spring wrapped assorted chocolates because the box includes one piece of candy that contains peanuts, a known allergen, and the food ingredient label on the box did not state that the product contained peanuts. 

Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc. determined that the 89.08 cases of chocolates were available for sale beginning March 3 in specific retailers in seven (7) states: Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin and Arizona. Retailers that sold the product include, but are not limited to, Walgreens, Hallmark Gift Shops, CVS and other independent retailers.

The FDA website has complete information regarding this recall.


Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit Recalled Due to Possible Health Risk

Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc. of Albany, OR has voluntarily recalled 59,780 cases of Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit, produced exclusively for Costco Wholesale Stores. In cooperation with Costco, the company issued the recall after determining the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit is sold in a red and white case containing 20 pouches of freeze-dried snacks. Consumers who have purchased Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit with the following “Best Before Dates,” listed on the upper left corner of the front panel of the case, are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Cases of the potentially contaminated Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit were distributed to Costco Wholesale stores in the following locations: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York,Utah and many other states.

For complete information regarding this recall, visit the FDA website.


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Net Food Brand Turkey Dried Apricots Recalled Because of Undeclared Sulfites

Net Foods Import & Export at 711 2nd Street, Secaucus, NJ 07094 is recalling Net Food Brand Turkey Diced Apricots because they contain undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if the consume this product.

The recalled Net Food Brand Turkey Dried Apricots comes in 16.1 oz. clear plastic containers with the following UPC Code8697445250019. The product was sold nationwide and is a product of Turkey. For complete information regarding this recall, visit the FDA website.

Plum Organics Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of Two Varieties of World Baby Pouch Products

Plum Organics is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of two varieties of its World Baby line of pouch products due to intermittent damage to the plastic spouts during manufacturing. 

There is a possibility that small fragments could loosen, detach and present a choking hazard if the product is consumed. These products should not be given to children.

The recalled products include World Baby Italy and World Baby Thailand varieties:
  • World Baby Italy–Zucchini & Spinach with Pasta Marinara
  • World Baby Thailand–Roasted Pumpkin & Coconut Rice

Approximately 12,000 cases of the recalled products were shipped nationwide to grocery, mass and online retailers in the United States. No other Plum products are affected by this recall. A list of Best By dates can be found in the FDA website.


Unilever United States, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert for Limited Number of 20-Count Boxes of Popsicle Orange, Cherry and Grape Ice Pops Due to Undeclared Milk

Unilever United States, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 20-count boxes of Popsicle brand Orange, Cherry and Grape flavored ice pops because they may have been inadvertently exposed to milk, which is not listed as an ingredient on the label. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. 

The affected product is sold in a paperboard box, containing 20-1.65 FL OZ (48.7 ML) POPS. For a list of UPC codes and Best By dates, visit the FDA website.

The product was distributed nationwide and reached consumers through retail stores.


Canadian Firm Recalls Various Meat Products Without Import Inspection

Santa Maria Foods Corporation, a Rexdale, Ontario, Canada establishment, is recalling approximately 8,895 pounds of various meat products, because they were imported without the benefit of full USDA inspection. Without full inspection, a remote possibility of adverse health consequences exists.

Packages will bear the Canadian establishment number “340” or “224.” The products were distributed into commerce in Arizona, California and Florida.

The following Santa Maria Foods Corporation products are subject to recall:
  • 11.1-oz. “Sopressata Salami” 
  • 5.1-lbs. “MASTRO Milano Salami” 
  • 5.3-lbs. “MASTRO Calabrese Salami Hot” 
  • 8.4-lbs. “MASTRO Sopressata Round” 
  • 2.6-lbs. “MASTRO Sopressata Salami” 
  • 13.3-lbs. “MASTRO Mortadella with Pistachios” 
  • 15.0-lbs. “MASTRO Jambon de Paris Cooked Ham Jambon Cuit” 
  • 16.8-lbs. “MASTRO Mortadella” 
For a complete list of package codes, visit the FSIS website.

Updated - Fannie May Issues A Voluntary Recall Of Its 4.0 Oz. Heart-shaped Box Of Assorted Chocolates Due To Undeclared Peanuts

Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc. (“Fannie May”) is issuing the following update regarding its previously announced voluntary recall of red heart shaped boxes of assorted chocolates. 
The company initiated the voluntary recall on February 19, 2014.  Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc. (“Fannie May”) is recalling 12,000 units of its 4.0 oz., red heart-shaped gift box of assorted chocolates because the box includes one piece of candy that contains peanuts, a known allergen, and the food ingredient label on the box did not state that the product contained peanuts.
The product being recalled is a 4.0 oz., red heart-shaped gift box measuring 5 1/4” by 5 ½” in size that contains 8 pieces of assorted chocolates including one caramel/peanut candy.  The red heart-shaped box has a rose motif foil paper with the name “Fannie May” in silver lettering along the right side of the box and a label in the upper left stating “Fannie May Assorted Chocolates NET WT.  4 oz. 113g.”  The back of the box has a full nutritional label which also states: “This product has been produced on equipment shared with peanuts, treenuts, soybean, milk, eggs and wheat”.
Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc. determined that the 12,000 boxes of chocolates were available for sale beginning January 10, 2014 in up to 450 drug stores, grocery stores and gift shops in seven (7) states: Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Arizona and Florida.  Retailers that sold the product include, but are not limited to, Walgreens, Hallmark Gift Shops, Jewel Grocers and other independent retailers.
For complete information regarding this recall, visit the FDA website.

Falafel King Voluntarily Recalls Hatch Green Chile Hummus and Hatch Green Chile Wraps Because of Possible Health Risk

Falafel King of Boulder, Colorado is recalling 10 ounce containers of Hatch Green Chile Hummus and 8.5 ounce Hatch Green Chile Wraps because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recalled Hatch Green Chile Hummus and Hatch Green Chile Wraps were distributed to retail stores in certain areas of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Nebraska.

For a list of UPC numbers and "SELL BY" date codes, visit the FDA website.